Steve Harris – Leytonstone

Just doing some research into famous people who grew up on council estates and stumbled upon the fact that Iron Maiden founder and principle songwriter, Steve Harris was born and raised in Leytonstone. A nice extra dimension to my original housing angle is that in addition for playing for the West Ham youth team he studied as an architectural draughtsman. Having said that, I haven’t been able to establish whether he did in fact grow up on a council estate or not (if anyone knows I’d be very grateful – it was our invaluable friend Google who made the initial connection) making this lovely piece of local trivia potentially irrelevant to my overall project.

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